Area of production:
Aragón: The production cycle starts a little later than in Western Spain and ends in September. Varieties grown here have more flavour than those grown elsewhere.
Extremadura: The varieties grown here ripen later than in the south of Spain. The fruit has perfect colouring, fine skin and lovely flavour.
Andalucía: Varieties ripen earlier here than anywhere else in Europe. The fruit has good colouring, very fine skin and an excellent appearance.
Can range from size C in early-ripening varieties up to AAA in varieties harvested from July onwards.
Optimal: between 8 and 10 pounds Optimal firmness for early-ripening varieties is around 6 pounds.
Varies according to the variety and how early the fruit ripens. The first varieties to ripen in the south have a content of 9-10º Brix, whereas varieties ripening in July and August have a sugar content of over 12º Brix
Starting with very early varieties such as Zincal-5 and May Fire, through to Carolina and Early Top and ending in September with late varieties such as Fairlane.
Honeycomb cases (50x30 and 60x40)